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Shipping News & Notices

Mundra Port Weather Advisory

28th July 2015

MARINE FORECASTfrom MUNDRA,

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Rail Track Restoration Update

07th July 2015

TRADE NOTICE from CONCOR,

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Damaged tracks at Pipavav

29th June 2015

TRADE NOTICE,



According to the information received from Pipavav Railway Authority (BVC Div.) the railway track between LILLIYA MOTA (LMO) and SAVARKUNDLA (SKV) which is approximately at a distance of 7 kms, has been washed away due to heavy rains in Saurashtra coast of Gujarat.

They have also informed that it will take 15-20 days to repair the tracks, as per their preliminary opinion.

Rake movement will be effected severely as a result.

Encl. pics of the damage tracks near Pipavav port.

Team VDSPL



Nhava Sheva Terminal continues to be congested

27th March 2015

NOTICE,


Wish to update that the present situation at the Terminal still continues to be unchanged. The condition has turned from bad to worst as the traffic of trailer carrying export containers enroute to GTI and NSICT terminals has blocked the road heading towards all the three terminals. The condition at Y-Junction and at Punjab Conware still remains chaotic and in a mess, moreover traffic jams are reported at multiple locations & vehicles are stranded for hours together at multiple locations with the average turn around time increasing with every hour passed.

We shall keep you posted with any further developments in regard to this subject.

Team VDSPL



Shut Down of ICEGATE System at Air Cargo Customs

19th January 2015

Circular,

From: BCHAA
Subject: Shut Down of ICEGATE System at Air Cargo Customs
All members of the Association,

Members are requested to note that ICGATE system at ACC Mumbai has shut down. The matter has been addressed to the Commissioner of Customs, Import Shri Ravinder Saroop, ACC for timely rectification.

Members are requested to note about the delay in processing of Import consignments in the shed at ACC Mumbai.

The Association will keep its members updated about the situation.

EDI Committee



Nhava Sheva Terminal congested

07th January 2015

Strike by Aqaba Container Terminals Workers

04th December 2014

Dear Valued Customer,

We are committed to providing you with best-in-class services at all times, which is why our endeavour is to always keep you updated on any contingency that occurs with respect to our services.

ACT ( Aqaba container Terminals) workers started a strike on Dec 1st and it still on till now.

Due to the currect situation in Aqaba Container Terminal the operations have come to a stand still.

We would like to assure you that we are doing our efforts to minimise the impact to our customers from this unfortunate situation.

Team VDSPL


Breakdown of EDI System at all Locations

29th November 2014

It is observed that the EDI System has been functioning erratically. A circular from BCHAA notifying the same.

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CIRCULAR
From: BCHAA
Subject: Breakdown of EDI System at all Locations
All members of the Association,

Member are requested to note that there is a breakdown of EDI system at all locations. Due to the Breakdown of EDI System, Tracking of Import and Export documents cannot be done on the ICEGATE Website.

Message has also been sent to the System Director, Delhi to look into the matter.

The Association will keep the members updated about the situation in due course.

Meanwhile Members may inform their clients accordingly.
Regards
Hiren Ruparel
Chairman
EDI Committee


Trade Notice - Strikes in Belgium

25th November 2014

We wish to inform you of several impending strikes planned by Belgian unions. While it is difficult to assess the impact of these strikes, we expect a complete cessation of activities at Brussels airport on the 8th and 15th of December and in Antwerp on the 15th of December.

1st December: Namur, Li├Ęge, East and West Flanders.

8th December: Brussels and Brabant

15th December: General Strike in all Belgium

Team VDSPL


Erratic functioning of the EDI System

13th November 2014

It is observed that the EDI System has been functioning erratically. A circular from BCHAA notifying the same.

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CIRCULAR
From: BCHAA
Subject: Erratic functioning of the EDI System
All members of the Association,

This is to inform you that due to erratic functioning of the EDI Systems, there is tremendous delay in clearance of consignments. BE filed in any scheme does not reflect in the concern Group and reflects under duty payment.

Message has also been sent to the Directorate General of System, Delhi to look into the matter.

The Association will keep its members updated about the situation.
Regards
Hiren Ruparel
Chairman
EDI Committee

Blast in Tianjin, China

14th August 2015

Last night, there was a big explosion that took place in one hazardous cargo warehouse, located in the Tianjin port area. Reportedly there are hundreds of casualties, many in a bad condition. As of now Tianjin port is sealed and guarded by force.

All Tianjin shipments lying in CFS are on hold, and all equipment is not allow to gate in or out.

Estimatedly, Tianjin port will be back in operation within a day or two. We will inform you of the same, shortly as also for our current shipments.


The Port of Lamu

09th January 2015

A lot has been said about the port of Lamu but just how much do we know?

Well here are some facts about the port;

It will form the country's second largest transport and economic corridor.

The port will impact greatly on the country's economy to an estimated 3% to the GDP by 2020.

Not only will this change Kenya and Lamu but also transform the economies of regional economies through increased trade, integration and inter-connectivity spanning growth.

The port will also be an important transhipment hub. It is expected to handle crude oil and oil products from South Sudan, Uganda and the newly discovered oil from Kenya. The oil alone will be able to impact on the lives of 166 million people in Kenya, Ethopia and South Sudan.

The port is expected to consist of 30 berths when complete,will cost US$3.5 billion and be 1000 acres in size. The port of Lamu has a natural depth of 18 metres depth and be able to receive some of the largest ships in the world.


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